Post subject: Firefox 4 - Beta 4 & New Features Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:56 pm
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Mozilla Tuesday updated Firefox 4 to its fourth beta release, adding two major new features: Firefox Sync and Panorama.
Firefox Sync lets users access browser history, password keychain, bookmarks, and open tabs across their different desktop computers, iOS, or Maemo-based mobile devices. Sync is available as an add-in for Firefox 3.5 and 3.6, but in Firefox 4, it is a built-in feature.
Firefox Panorama was formerly known as Tab Candy, and it debuted in alpha several months ago to critical acclaim. To solve the problem of too many browser tabs being open at once, and turning into a cluttered mess; the feature lets the user arrange their tabs into groups. The result is similar to HTC and Samsung's Android UI layers that let the user zoom out and see all the homescreens at once.
Post subject: Re: Firefox 4 - Beta 4 & New Features Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:06 pm
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I don't need Firefox Sync at all, but i like Firefox Panorama, it gives a great overview over all open tabs. It's still in experimental stages and eats to much hardware resources, but i guess it will get fixed.
Post subject: Re: Firefox 4 - Beta 4 & New Features Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:41 am
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Instead of Firefox Sync, Ive always just copied the profile folder contents from system to system. At work when Im setting up a few systems to have the same bookmarks, addons, etc I find it easy enough to set it up on one system, simply copy the profile to a network drive and then just use it on any other systems that need to be setup.
I really hope they stay away from the bloat. I remember one of the reasons I picked Firefox back in the 1.x days was because it felt very lightweight yet powerful. Im not sure I can say that as much today but I still use it since Ive become addicted to some addons.
Post subject: Re: Firefox 4 - Beta 4 & New Features Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:15 am
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When you find an adblock that works as well and as thourough as AdBlock Plus (with all the lists that I like (Fanboy's espically) ) for another browser, I'll consider switching. I'll never use chrome though, and IE is... well... IE... and Safari is not what I would consider a contender in the PC space so... Yeah... Firefox.